Tag Archives: morality

Filling the Vacuum….

Virgil tells Dante what it was that caused the Assyrian Queen, Semiramis, to be tormented in the region of the Inferno reserved for the lustful. Her sin, however, seems to have been more than just lust, which for Dante is … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times – 10 Years on

    In an article published January 6th 2007 in The Washington Post there appeared a story about the latest wrinkle in the eugenics revolution: A Texas company has started producing batches of ready-made embryos that single women and infertile … Continue reading

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Kairos, Courage, Love

In his Trojan Horse in the City of God, Dietrich von Hildebrand wrote of the way a particular historical situation compels Christians to speak a perennial truth with special forcefulness. The Greek term for such moments is kairos, what von … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal…

Muslims who are working to make the characterization of Islam as a religion of peace into a reality deserve our admiration and support, all the more so inasmuch as the worldwide challenge they face is so seemingly insurmountable. To date … Continue reading

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Obama and the Culture War Endgame

 “Once again we see the curious, but predictable inversion. The people who began by denying radically any grounds for casting moral judgments on others now turn about and thunder the unyielding logic of a Categorical Imperative. But that Imperative is … Continue reading

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Two Roads Diverged in a Yellow Wood . . .

Here’s a lengthy quotation from Vladimir Solovyov, the contemporary relevance or irrelevance of which you are welcome to ponder. “Why, it will be asked, do I speak, with regard to the moral world, of the choice between two paths only? … Continue reading

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News Flash . . .

David Bentley Hart makes a perfectly obvious statement that is today not quite so obvious to those who learned otherwise in the course of their matriculation through the system of public education and most of the universities that await them upon graduation. “The … Continue reading

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